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Music

Zelda Fans Rejoice!


Hey Everyone,

The amazing remixers and composers at OC Remix have come out with two new albums with arrangements based on the Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening music. This means that all the catchy little tunes that came out of your game boy and game boy color have now been remixed beautifully into piano pieces, club beats, and much more. Even if you never played those games when you were younger, many of the pieces are still very beautiful and warrant your attention. It won’t be as musically phenomenal as say, Two Steps from Hell – Invincible, but these albums are still very well done.

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Threshold of a Dream

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Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages – Legend of Zelda – Essence of Lime

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The Importance of Music in Video Games


So awesome. ❤

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I have always been very geek when it comes to music in video games. Even when it was the 16 bit sounds of my first Super Nintendo chiming away as I combated zoras in Link to the Past, stomped on goombas in Super Mario World, or blasted Mavericks in Mega Man X, I would always enjoy the little tunes that played during each game. It got to the point where I could easily tell what game my friend was playing in the other room simply by hearing the melodies.

The type of Music that’s in video games plays a pivotal role in how well a game communicates to a gamer and can either make or break many video games in development and on the market.

Why do you exist?

But why is the music so vital to a game? Why is it that the thumping drums and airy choral lines in the Halo games more fitting than techno music and banjos? (besides banjos being the most useless instrument in the world). It’s because music is an essential ingredient to building atmosphere within games and evoking certain kinds of emotions in gamers.

Music has a special ability to evoke emotions. The tone colors of certain instruments as well as the overall beat, rhythm, pitch, staff style and much more can influence what natural kind of emotion we get. The dissonant chords and fast strings in Dead Space put nerves on edge, the slow french horns and deep drums of Oblivion soothe you as you ride over luscious hills, and the airy sounds of Venice with the mix of human chatter make you really feel like you’re with Ezio in Assassin’s Creed 2. (Oblivion even won the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Original Score” through an international popular vote.)

Video game music even has grown to be a distinct genre. Take, for example, many of the classical bands that have toured and featured video game music such as the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at the University of Maryland. And those are just classical orchestras playing video game music. There are sites out there that feature remixes and compositions based upon video game music like OC Remix, which provides free tracks you can download that remix game compositions into, many times, utter masterpieces.


But overall, I will be forever geek when it comes to video game music. If you’re interested in some decent soundtracks of video games, check out Oblivion, Halo, Chrono Trigger/ Chrono Cross, God of War 3, and Legend of Zelda Windwaker, Final Fantasy VII and X,  and Metal Gear Solid on Amazon or through youtube. And also, here’s one of my favorite tracks from Ocremix:


Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind


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Slacker Radio is by far one of my favorite music services out there. Sure, Pandora is more popular, and Grooveshark has an enormous library and pretty competitive radio option, too, but I have always loved using Slacker to find new artists and songs that fit my mood.

On the station “ambient chill (non vocal)” there is one band that I stumbled across that I just have to share. The name of the band is Mono and they’re a group from out in Japan that do magnificent, relaxing instrumental songs. I recently picked up one of their albums, Hymn to the Immortal Wind, and I must say the music is simply fantastic. They’re tracks are long, ranging from a few minutes to a dozen at times, but if you stick around for the entire track, they usually culminate in a delicious buildup to a crescendo that is just gorgeous.

Check out more info on their band here, and for an example song of theirs, check out this track below called “Burial at Sea”.


Spring Slick Songs


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It’s been a while since I’ve posted some music, so here’s what I’m listenin to right now. Completely addicted to the airplanes song pt 2 by hayley williams, b.o.b., and eminem. Check it out below:


Mariah Carey, A Wedding and a Ring Every Year


Dude, seriously, there is no way I would want to be married to this woman. Apparently Nick Cannon, the poor chap married to this diva has got to get her another ring to celebrate their marriage that was not only just two years ago, but he’s already had to buy several rings in between that time.

Check these leaked details from one of the tour drivers about her divaness:
“The rider specifies that Mariah’s dressing room space has “no busy patterns” although “black, dark grey, cream and dark pink” are all fine, and she should also be provided with a “lamp or clip light”, so harsh lighting can be turned off.

The 41-year-old star is also very particular about the temperature of the room, 75 degrees Fahrenheit, while she likes to be surrounded by two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles in order to unwind after a show.”

fuuuckkk.

(full story)


Twilight New Moon Soundtrack – Listen + Review


Since Twilight New Moon is coming out soon, here’s a playlist of most of the music from the soundtrack to get you psyched up for it. You have two types of playlists to choose from. The different site or the widget. Whichever one works best for you use 🙂

For the different site, I couldn’t find number 9. Done All Wrong – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, 11. The Violet Hour – Sea Wolf, 12. Shooting the Moon – Ok Go, 14. No sound but the wind – Editors, and 15. New Moon (The Meadow) – Alexandre Desplat.

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All Music Review (4/5 Stars)

Purchase Album (Amazon)

New Moon (film) Wikipedia Page

New Moon (Soundtrack) Wikipedia Page

New Moon (Novel) Wikipedia Page


David Crew’s Perma Playlist


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I’ve fallen in love. With Grooveshark. It’s a really great service and thanks to them, we have a permanent playlist up on the blog that updates whenever I do. Check it out!

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CMT : Videos : Taylor Swift and T-Pain : Thug Story


This made me lol. Only posted it because my cousin loves this girl. Oldie, but enjoy!

 

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RJD2 Playlist!


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Below I gots a playlist with some of the songs by RJD2. Check it out =]

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Clamshell iPhone Air Sighted


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If you’ve been angry at the style of the iPhone, then China’s got you covered. Some guy over there has created a clamshell iPhone in black in pink that has a built in FM radio, Bluetooth, camera, dual SIM card support, and obviously the music player (Info from ElectronicPulp).

Check out some of the pictures below, thanks to Apple.pro

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